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Francisco's Centro Vasco - CLOSED

159 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2499
+1 212-645-6224
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (86 reviews)
“paella” (26 reviews)
“saffron rice” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Spanish
$$ - $$$
159 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2499
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed September 27, 2017

We were taken to this locals gem by some friends and we were not disappointed. Not only was the seafood fresh and yummy, but reasonably priced as well.

Reviewed September 26, 2017

cool restaraunt. cool interior. lobsters was great. make sure to book in advance. strongly recommend!

Thank Dmytro U
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Great place for Spanish cuisine. There's something on this menu for everyone - meat & seafood. A fine variety of appetizers and a reasonably priced wine list. Lobster is king here but there are many interesting and delicious options.

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed July 27, 2017

There are thousands of restaurants in New York City. So many in fact, that any number of them would be suitable for a date night or a birthday dinner. Regardless of this fact, I continued to come to Francisco's Centro Vasco for every birthday or...More

Thank MZ1234
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We have been going there for over 30 years. Always had the fantastic lobster. Today we learned that they have permanently closed. We are very sad and disappointed.

Thank Sanjo5664
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We went especially to this restaurant to try a lobster for the first time. This was a very good experience. Top-quality service and very tasty food. Even with a bottle of white wine that we ordered, the price tag for such a dinner was also...More

Thank Victor M
Reviewed May 31, 2017

A welcoming, unpretentious old-fashioned restaurant, where the food and service are fine and the prices will not kill you. Come early, because it gets busy and reservations are taken only for large parties. Dinner only, I believe.

Thank doc2012
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This has to be the most amazing lobster resteraunt you can find in the tri-state area!!! Typically, the larger the lobster, the rougher and more rubbery it is....but not with this place! They have how to cook lobster down to a science! If you go...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Met relatives for dinner on a recent trip to NYC. We had the lobster platter, X 2. When it comes to lobster (most seafood, really), freshness and a simple preparation are all it takes. Platter came with lobster cut up, so it was easy to...More

Thank kimmy671
Reviewed May 3, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and wanted to eat someplace special. This was the place!! After seeing their great reviews on TripAdvisor we took a chance and were not disappointed!! Excellent food, excellent service! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank MamaSue0928
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$21 - $40
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2499
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-645-6224
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